“You’ll love Bee People, from the hives to the removal, to the whys and hows of dealing with bees, this is a doc that everyone who’s worried about our planet should see!” Four Cigars!!
– Rogue Cinema
“Unlike other documentaries that have covered the issue, BEE PEOPLE is decidedly solution-based. The film effectively plays as a sort of call to action for viewers – those eccentric enough – to get stung by the bee bug.”
– The Village Newspaper, Denver, CO
“An entertaining and informative glimpse into the life of a unique subculture of humanity.”
– Film Threat
“Ninety-nine percent of documentaries present the viewer with a global crisis. Almost none of them offer a solution. BEE PEOPLE is among the one percent that show people a simple way to make the world a better place.”
– Dusty on Movies
“The quality of the DVD itself is extraordinary. There are some sequences that are unbelievable. The sound and visual are of the highest quality. This educational DVD is a must for all teachers as well as a must for every person on this planet that enjoys food. In other words this is a must see. We all need to understand just how we are oh so intertwined with the bees.”
“I enjoyed this documentary and felt it was informational and fun!”
– Melissa, evergrowingfarm.com
For 100 million years, bees have provided sustainability on earth… yet these glorious pollinators are facing challenges and fading from our planet. Did you know the honeybee is responsible for one third of the items on your dinner plate?
Bee People raises the bar and provides an in-depth look at the people who are facing the challenge on behalf of the bees, making a difference, and urging everyone to join them on a planet-saving mission! Who are these bee people? What compels them to do what they do? And most importantly, what is the solution they propose?
This acclaimed documentary takes movie goers inside the world of bees – and the people who keep them. Shot on location in Colorado (Denver, Boulder, Englewood, Fort Collins, Red Rocks & Strasburg), New York (Queens, Rego Park, NYC), and New Jersey (Liberty Corner), Bee People is not just a documentary – it’s an adventure!
The film begins with a look at the disturbing news associated with Colony Collapse Disorder. Bees are disappearing at alarming numbers. A vital partner in the creation of fully one-third of our food supply, bees have provided sustainability on earth for nearly 100 million years. What is the cause? This film dives in to not only explore the possibilities (nicotine based pesticides, mites, an as yet undiscovered virus) but it seeks to find the solution: more Bee People! Every two miles!
“In America right now, we have approximately three million beehives lost to retiring beekeepers. That’s one reason why I feel its so important that we reach the younger generation by coming into these school systems and talking to the children about the importance of honeybees, pollination and hopefully in the future, they’ll become beekeepers”, says Gregg McMahan, owner of Rocky Mountain Bee Removal, Relocation and Education out in Suburban Denver, CO. One part rock-star, one part bee evangelist known as “The Bee Guru”, McMahan is the most passionate member of the Bee People community you’re ever likely to meet. Once he hooks you with his mesmerizing dissertations of all things bees – you’re going to catch “The Bee Fever” as the guru likes to call it.
The film also features renowned author Dr. Larry Connor (“Bee Sex Essentials” and “Queen Rearing Essentials”), Mary Kosensky, a queen expert herself, and Leslie Ellis (who is also the executive producer of the film), a second year beekeeper and compatriot of the guru – who has two hives of her own and a passion for bees, and Detective “Tony Bees” Planakis – a legendary Bee Cop who is well known in New York City for being the go-to guy to retrieve bee swarms invading Manhattan landmarks!
We hope this movie inspires you! We hope you have as much fun watching it as we had making it!
Bee People. Get Stung!